Looking For Catharsis


I spit out words
coated with fear
syllables drenched in doubt
The pain exits through
letters laced with regrets

I feel the anger
bubbling out in rhymes
Questions punctuate sentences
spilling tears for all the poems
dragged out of my soul

A multitude of feelings
leech out of a heart
weary of carrying burdens
Now, I think, I will float
on the catharsis of relief

But once I imprint
my ghosts on paper
ready to leave them there
They rise again, to claim me
as their own once more

And it all begins again
as I know it always will

© 2017 Uma Venkatraman ~ All Rights Reserved

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s